I said last month that the next few here and then gones were probably going to be quite pared-back, and true to my word this is probably the most pared-back thing I’ve made for this project to date. It’s not even a piece of software! Just a wee 4 page pdf.
I was struggling a bit to come up with feasible ideas this month, so I decided to just write down some observations about my dreams. I don’t know if this is true for other people, but I’m pretty sure all my dreams take place in the same landscape. That is, I have travelled to locations in one dream that I previously visited in another.
I don’t know what other people’s dreams are like, but the interconnectedness of my dreams has always seemed weird to me, so I decided to try and document some of the places I’ve visited when dreaming.
A wonderful piece of writing about a London park by Zarina Muhammad.
The way this Doja Cat track dissolves and bleeds out of a Paul Anka song(!) is absolutely incredible.
And a different kind of incredible: Vic Chesnutt with one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking songs I know of (CW: death, suicide, cancer).
This article by Megan Molteni is absolutely wild; a deep dive into some of the science behind covid that reads more like the plot of a detective novel or a thriller.
I also read The Final Girls by Cara Ellison, Sally Cantrino, et al. this month, which is just astonishingly good, dealing with power, trauma, abuse, and transformative justice.
This is an incredibly satisfying interaction.
I loved this rambling article about fungi and psychedelics, with its speculation about psilocybin being a means of plugging into a wider fungal consciousness.
I’ll finish with an excellent short story by Kuzhali Manickavel: Six Things We Found During the Autopsy.
Well, I hope you’re doing okay wherever you are. And I hope you’re not going to be spending your weekend marking, like I will be when this arrives in your inbox 😞 Take care, look after each other, I’ll write again next month.